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BRIEF-Moody's: Low interest rates pose risks to global insurance industry's profitability
April 27, 2017 / 12:33 AM / 5 months ago

BRIEF-Moody's: Low interest rates pose risks to global insurance industry's profitability

April 26 (Reuters) -

* Moody‘s: Low interest rates pose risks to global insurance industry’s profitability despite recent rise, but us less exposed than other regions

* Moody’s - expect the investment income of the global life insurance industry to decline by USD20-40 billion in 2017

* Moody’s - global non-life insurers’ investment income will also likely decline in 2017, with moody’s estimating a drop of around USD5-15 billion

* Moody’s - global prolonged low rates scenario is now less likely but it nevertheless remains a key risk for life insurers

* Moody’s on global non-life insurers’ - considers China to be at higher risk; moving China from the “low risk” category to the “moderate risk” category

* Moody’s on global non-life insurers’ - Taiwan is one of the most exposed markets, as is germany and norway

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